The Los Angeles Chargers and wide receiver Travis Benjamin have agreed to mutually part ways. Benjamin’s 2020 base salary will be void March 8, which will leave the team with a dead cap hit of $1.5 million. Benjamin had signed a two-year extension worth $8.5 million in April of 2019.
Over the past two seasons, the 30-year-old had missed a combined 15 games dealing with various injuries. He was placed on injured reserve Oct. 17 with a quad injury. The Miami product was a fourth-round selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft. He recorded 109 receptions for 1,683 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons with the Browns. In four seasons with L.A., Benjamin accumulated 99 receptions for 1,460 yards and nine touchdowns.
Benjamin will be a free agent when the new league year begins on March 18.